One Touch Idol S - £130
Why this smartphone is built for you
The One Touch Idol S
The One Touch Idol S is Alcatel's flagship smartphone. It runs on Android Jelly Bean. It is fast, stylish and comes loaded with features. This phone promises a good compromise between performance and price. It would suit an experienced user who places a high value upon fast mobile Internet, solid performance and taking good quality photos.
The One Touch Idol S has a 4.7 inch HD Touchscreen that displays in 312PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
This phone has an 8MP camera, can record in up to 1080p (full HD) and has a 1.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.2GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 42 out of 100.
The Idol S has an estimated battery life of around 6 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2000mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. This phone has a removable battery.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Idol S has 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot through which it is possible to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Idol S is 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet where it is available. It has Bluetooth which allows it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit) and it has Wi-Fi so can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes and hotels. This phone has Wi-Fi Display which enables you to connect to other Wi-Fi Display enabled devices and stream video both to and from your phone wirelessly. It is also able to connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from your phone wirelessly.
The Idol S has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games. This phone is also able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps.
Alcatel's One Touch Idol S is a good quality phone at a reasonable price. It would suit a user looking for the utility of a fully-fledged smartphone but not the premium price tag of other flagship models.